Military Embedded Systems

Booz Allen tapped for $621 million task order to enhance cybersecurity across federal government


February 07, 2018

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

MCCLEAN, Va. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials tapped Booz Allen Hamilton for the next phase of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense (DEFEND) Program. The contract is a single-award, six-year task order worth $621 million.

DHS established the CDM Program in 2012, which envisioned a flexible approach to strengthen the cybersecurity of every computer network and system in the Government. In 2015, Booz Allen was among the first awarded multiple contracts to partner with DHS and to implement the program.

The new contract will extend across the three current and possible future CDM Phases and is part of the larger DEFEND Program, which has a total value of up to $3.4 billion. The CDM DEFEND program will focus on reducing the federal government’s threat surface by delivering innovative solutions that adapt to dynamic Agency environments and combat the latest cyber adversaries.

This mission to develop and deploy next-generation cyber capabilities will be led by a partnership between DHS, the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) within the Government Services Administration and the task order’s seven participating Agencies.

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